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(Last week’s ranking in parentheses)

1. Atlanta Falcons. Well coached on D. (1)

2. Houston Texans. Should dominate Bears OL. (2)

3. San Francisco 49ers. Alex Smith 6-1 vs. STL. (4)

4. Chicago Bears. 7 INT returns for TDs. (5)

5. Green Bay Packers. Cobb on pace for 80 catches. (6)

6. Baltimore Ravens. 11 straight wins in division. (7)

7. New England Patriots. Tom Brady greater than Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History podcast. (8)

8. Pittsburgh Steelers. Steelers win in their sleep. (10)

9. Denver Broncos. Averaging 31.6 ppg over last six. (9)

10. N.Y. Giants. Eli, Simms only NYG QBs with 30,000 pass yards. (3)

11. Seattle Seahawks. Lynch on pace for 1,566 rush yards. (11)

12. Indianapolis Colts. Luck, Peyton Manning both had 2,404 pass yards after 8 games. (19)

13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Doug Martin will be responsible for some fantasy titles. (18)

14. Dallas Cowboys. That cloud of dust behind Jason Garrett is Sean Payton. (12)

15. Detroit Lions. Special teams suffering. (13)

16. Miami Dolphins. Tannehill not too shabby. (14)

17. Philadelphia Eagles. After Vick, Reid out of scapegoats. (16)

18. Minnesota Vikings. Peterson on pace for 1,701 yards. (17)

19. San Diego Chargers. Should beat Bucs but won’t. (26)

20. Washington Redskins. Shanahan home record with Skins is 5-15. (15)

21. Cincinnati Bengals. Remember when Marvin was a defensive guru? (20)

22. N.Y. Jets. It’ll be long flight home from Seattle for Gang Green. (21)

23. Tennessee Titans. Still can’t believe Bills let ’em score 35. (22)

24. Buffalo Bills. Foxborough is a rotten road trip all around. (23)

25: Arizona Cardinals. Offense ranks 31st. (25)

26. Carolina Panthers. My belief in Cam Newton not shaken. (30)

27. Oakland Raiders. D doesn’t play together. (24)

28. New Orleans Saints. Brees must be fuming about Payton deal. (27)

29. St. Louis Rams. Offense should be better than 28th. (28)

30. Cleveland Browns. Still selling out despite 14 years of misery. (29)

31. Jacksonville Jaguars. Weaponless. (31)

32. Kansas City Chiefs. Crennel heads for American dream: Getting paid to not work. (32)